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What is a cyst?

What is a cyst?

A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Is a 3.0 cyst big?

Is a 3.0 cyst big?

To better provide: You with useful info, please tell us the location of the cyst on the body. Can re-ask question. ...Read more

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What causes a cyst?

What causes a cyst?

Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately i think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...Read more

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What is a bible cyst?

What is a bible cyst?

Ganglion: Bible cyst is another name for a ganglion cyst. In some cultures the cyst would be smacked with a weighty book like the bible to rupture the cyst and make it "disappear". Oftentimes a wrist injury or fracture could result. Not recommended. ...Read more

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How do I cure a cyst?

How do I cure a cyst?

Need More Info: Where is it and how large is it? How long has it been present? I would see my pcp. ...Read more

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Does ice help a cyst?

You didn't : Say which part of body this cyst is located, but i assume it is on skin. Local ice would help deaden the pain, but will do little else. ...Read more

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What is a pseudo cyst?

What is a pseudo cyst?

Pseudocyst: Pseudocyst is a fluid collection that forms in a person that does not have a cellular cyst wall. It is most commonly used to describe a pancreas fluid collection that can occur after a serious episode of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Is a 20cm cyst normal?

Not normal anatomy: However, if imaging studies indicate no reason to be concerned about malignancy, and your physician is not concerned, it may be left well enough alone. In the ovary, correct? ...Read more

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What is a stenes cyst?

What is a stenes cyst?

Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more

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What exactly is a cyst?

What exactly is a cyst?

A cyst: is a sac of tissue filled with fluid. Depending on the location, tissues and organs involved, a cyst can be a minor problem or extremely serious. ...Read more

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What is epidydamal cyst?

What is epidydamal cyst?

Epidermal Cyst ?: An epidermoid or epidermal cyst is a benign skin cyst which can found in all areas of the body. Is this what you were asking about? ...Read more

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Can you die from a cyst?

Can you die from a cyst?

Very unlikely: Cysts are benign and are very commonly found on various human organs. Unless they grow to a massive size(rarely it can do that) they are harmless and cause no problems. ...Read more

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What kind of cyst is 6mm?

What kind of cyst is 6mm?

Medical evaluation.: I am sorry, but can't provide you a diagnosis off of the information provided. A dermatologic evaluation would likely provide an accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Why do cysts come and go?

Why do cysts come and go?

They leak!: Cysts are invagination of skin --a pocket of skin folded inside out. What normally sloughs off is now collecting in this "sock". It will periodically leak. If it's a *slow* leak, nothing happens and the cyst collapses, and 'goes away'. Then over time, this pocket recollects the content again, and it comes back. ...Read more

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What is a thorwaldt cyst?

What is a thorwaldt cyst?

Congenital: A benign cyst that forms in the midline of the nasopharynx. If symptomatic may be treated with surgery. Best detected by mri. ...Read more

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What are inclusion cysts?

Cells go deep: The familiar "sebaceous cyst" is usually caused by cells from the epidemis, the surface layer of the skin, becoming embedded (perhaps from a bug bite) in the deep dermis. They circle up and grow, with their products (keratin and sebum) within the center, gradually increasing in size. They are easily excised; best results happen if the cyst is not punctured. ...Read more

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What do I do with an cyst?

What do I do with an cyst?

See your doctor: Cyst treatment depends on location, size, and likely recurrence. Often a biopsy is done to confirm that it is benign. Options include doing nothing, reducing or removing it. Reduction is done because it is too dangerous to remove. Benign cysts can be removed for cosmetic reasons or to prevent recurrence. If it presses on a body part and causes dysfunction, then it should be excised. ...Read more

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What oes a cyst feel like?

What oes a cyst feel like?

Depends on the cyst: A small sebaceous cyst, under the skin can feel as if there was small marble under your skin. ...Read more